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Title: Radioactive waste storage issues

In the United States we generate greater than 500 million tons of toxic waste per year which pose a threat to human health and the environment. Some of the most toxic of these wastes are those that are radioactively contaminated. This thesis explores the need for permanent disposal facilities to isolate radioactive waste materials that are being stored temporarily, and therefore potentially unsafely, at generating facilities. Because of current controversies involving the interstate transfer of toxic waste, more states are restricting the flow of wastes into - their borders with the resultant outcome of requiring the management (storage and disposal) of wastes generated solely within a state`s boundary to remain there. The purpose of this project is to study nuclear waste storage issues and public perceptions of this important matter. Temporary storage at generating facilities is a cause for safety concerns and underscores, the need for the opening of permanent disposal sites. Political controversies and public concern are forcing states to look within their own borders to find solutions to this difficult problem. Permanent disposal or retrievable storage for radioactive waste may become a necessity in the near future in Colorado. Suitable areas that could support - a nuclear storage/disposalmore » site need to be explored to make certain the health, safety and environment of our citizens now, and that of future generations, will be protected.« less
Authors:
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  1. Colorado Christian Univ., Lakewood, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10178241
Report Number(s):
RFP--4832
ON: DE94017813; BR: GB0305043; TRN: 94:018825
DOE Contract Number:
AC34-90RF62349
Resource Type:
Thesis/Dissertation
Resource Relation:
Other Information: DN: Thesis submitted to Colorado Christian University; TH: Thesis (B.S.); PBD: 15 Aug 1994
Research Org:
EG and G Rocky Flats, Inc., Golden, CO (United States). Rocky Flats Plant
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE; PUBLIC OPINION; COLORADO; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; REVIEWS 052002; WASTE DISPOSAL AND STORAGE